Sep
02

SWB knocked out of postseason contention

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Manny Banuelos was named the ninth hottest prospect in the minors in the final Prospect Hot Sheet of the season. Dante Bichette Jr. got some love in the In The Team Photo section. Meanwhile, both P.J. Pilittere and Eric Wordekemper were activated off the phantom DL to fill some of the roster spots at Triple-A Scranton that have been vacated by various call-ups.

Triple-A Scranton (4-3 loss to Pawtucket) even if they’d won, they still would have been eliminated from the wildcard race because Lehigh Valley won their game … no Triple-A playoffs this year, sadly
Kevin Russo, 3B: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 SB – led the game off with a homer
Ramiro Pena, SS: 1 for 4, 1 K – they moved his rehab up here just so he wouldn’t have to travel with Trenton
Mike Lamb, DH: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB – modest nine game hitting streak
Jorge Vazquez, 1B & Ray Kruml, LF: both 1 for 4, 1 K – JoVa scored a run, Kruml drove one in … Kruml stole a base and threw a runner out at home
Austin Romine, C: 1 for 4, 2 K – at long last, he’s finally in Triple-A
Jordan Parraz, RF: 1 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K
Greg Golson, CF: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 SB
Doug Bernier, 2B: 0 for 1, 3 BB
Adam Warren, RHP: 6 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 6-4 GB/FB – 66 of 104 pitches were strikes (63.5%)
Andrew Brackman, RHP: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 0 K, 1-1 GB/FB - just ten of 25 pitches were strikes
Logan Kensing, RHP: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1-0 GB/FB -11 of 20 pitches were strikes (55%)

Double-A Trenton (4-1 win over New Britain)
Austin Krum, DH: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K, 1 HBP
Corban Joseph, 2B: 1 or 3, 1 R, 2 RBI, 2 BB – 58 walks in 567 PA last year, and 58 walks in 544 PA this year
Zoilo Almonte, RF: 0 for 5
Rob Lyerly, 1B: 1 for 5, 3 K – whiffin’ machine
Melky Mesa, CF: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 K
Damon Sublett, LF: 2 for 4, 1 BB
Jose Gil, C: 3 for 5, 1 R, 1 RBI
Yadil Mujica, SS: 0 for 3
Addison Maruszak, 3B: 1 for 3, 1 2B, 1 BB
Jeff Marquez, RHP: 8 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 2 HB, 9-4 GB/FB – brilliant … he took the no-hitter into the sixth
Josh Schmidt, RHP: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 1-0 GB/FB

High-A Tampa Game One (3-0 win over Lakeland in seven innings)
Abe Almonte, CF: 1 for 4, 2 RBI, 1 K – and now it’s a 34-game hitting streak
Kelvin Castro, SS & Ronnie Mustelier, LF: both 0 for 3
DeAngelo Mack, 2B & Tyson Blaser, C: both 0 for 2 – Mack drew a walk … Blaser got hit by a pitch and scored
Kyle Roller, 1B: 1 for 2, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K – dude’s got a .370+ OBP and a .200+ ISO, little younger than I thought too (turned 23 just before the season)
Luke Murton, 3B: 1 for 3, 1 2B, 1 RBI – second career game at third
Cody Johnson, DH: 1 for 3, 2 K
Emerson Landoni, 2B: 1 for 3, 1 K
Zach Nuding, RHP: 3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 3-2 GB/FB
Preston Claiborne, RHP: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 3-4 GB/FB, 1 E (throwing) – quietly having himself a nice year

High-A Tampa (5-2 win over Lakeland in seven innings) makeup of an August 17th rain out
Abe Almonte, CF: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 2 SB – and that ends the hitting streak … stupid seven inning games
Kelvin Castro, SS & Kyle Roller, DH: both 0 for 3 – Castro walked, scored a run, and struck out thrice … Roller got hit by a pitch and whiffed once
Luke Murton, 1B: 0 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 K
Neil Medchill, RF: 1 for 1, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 BB – six for his last 13 (.462) with two doubles and two homers
Rob Segedin, 3B & Mitch Abeita, C: both 0 for 2 – Segedin walked and scored
Cody Johnson, LF: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 2 RBI, 1 K – 12 for his last 29 (.414)
Emerson Landoni, 2B: 1 for 2, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Josh Romanski, LHP: 6 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 WP, 9-4 GB/FB – very nice
Ryan Flannery, RHP: 1 IP, zeroes, 2-1 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (1-0 win over Asheville)
Jose Rosario, SS & Kelvin DeLeon, RF: both 2 for 4, 1 2B – Rosario got picked off first and DeLeon struck out
Danny Lopez, CF: 1 for 2, 1 R, 1 SB, 2 HBP – he’s just up from the GCL
Ramon Flores, LF: 1 for 3, 1 BB
Kevin Mahoney, 1B: 0 for 2, 2 BB – eight walks and five strikeouts in his last nine games
Shane Brown, DH: 1 for 4, 1 RBI
Jose Mojica, 3B: 1 for 2, 1 BB, 1 K
Jeff Farnham, C & Jose Toussen, 2B: both 0 for 3
Vidal Nuno, LHP: 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 5-3 GB/FB – 56 baserunners and 66 strikeouts in 65 IP since signing
Tommy Kahnle, RHP: 2 IP, zeroes, 6 K – hot damn
Mark Montgomery, RHP: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0-1 GB/FB

Short Season Staten Island (4-0 loss to Brooklyn)
Mason Williams, CF & Dante Bichette Jr., 3B: both 0 for 4 – Williams struck out once, Bichette twice in his SI debut
Cito Culver, SS, Ben Gamel, RF & Tyler Austin, 1B: all 2 for 4 – Gamel and Austin each struck out once … Culver and Austin each stole a base
Reymond Nunez, DH & Zach Wilson, LF: both 1 for 4 – Wilson struck out
Ali Castillo, 2B & Jhorge Liccien, C: both 0 for 3 – Castillo whiffed once, Liccien twice
Taylor Morton, RHP: 5 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 7-4 GB/FB
Zach Varce, RHP: 3 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 1 WP, 2-1 GB/FB – 45-18 K/BB in 41 IP

The Rookie GCL Yanks season is over. They beat the GCL Marlins to win the league title.

Categories : Down on the Farm
  • Brian S.

    Kahnle>Burawa?

    • Shuffle Cards for fun

      Kahnle and Montgomery seem like the future of our bullpen

  • Shuffle Cards for fun

    This Nuno guy should really get tried out in the AFL

  • Brian in NH

    Seems like forever since cito got a hit…

  • mbonzo

    Seems like the homeplate ump for the SWB game may have had a hitter’s strikezone.

  • A.Garcia

    Come on people. Cito and Dante are just two 18 years old kids playing professional baseball. Don’t complain about them, not yet at least.

    Have you checked Tim Beckham, the Tampa Bay 2008 first overall pick? He really sucks… 275/.333/.411 for a first overall pick, over Buster Posey, Eric Hosmer and several others?

    Let the kids grow up and stop complaining.

    • Jimmy McNulty

      We all know that you can do a whole hell of a lot shittier than Cito or Dante, you can also do a whole lot better. I still don’t like the Bichette pick because he’s not likely to play a valuable defensive position, and he probably won’t be able to continuously rack up double digit hits and double digit walks every week. Thus, I really don’t think his ceiling will realistically be all that high. Culver’s at least is a good bet to play the toughest (or at the very worst second toughest) position on the diamond, and at the very least it looks like his bat will be better than Jose Iglesias’ so there’s always that.

      • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

        “and at the very least it looks like his bat will be better than Jose Iglesias’ so there’s always that.”

        That’s not saying much of anything at all.

      • YankeeGrunt

        We’ll see. Let’s get him above short-season before we pencil him in for a spot in anything just yet. An OPS of .640 in the NYP, at 18 yes but in his second full season of rookie ball, is not something to jump up and down about. A better bat than Iglesias is nice, except Iglesias is supposed to be the second coming of Rey Ordonez and Culver’s best tool is his arm.

    • Dave

      Who is complaining about them?

  • hrhitter44

    Anyone have a scouting report on Vidal Nuno? Is he a lefty junk baller or does he throw gas with sharp breaking pitches? Very intriguing control numbers and he is a lefty!!!!

  • hrhitter44

    Anyone have a scouting report on Vidal Nuno? Is he a lefty that throws junk or does he throw gas with sharp breaking pitches? Very intriguing control numbers and he is a lefty!!!!

  • Dicka24

    He was a 48th round draft pick of the Indians, who the Yankees signed out of the Frontier League, that throws anywhere from 88-92 mph according to some online reports. He’s also 24 years old since he was born in July of 1987. I wouldn’t get too excited.

  • Jimmy

    So much for Brackman’s turnaround.

  • Joe

    Mike, just wondering if you know the list of Minor League free agents we have going into this offseason and what you think they will do. Thanksw

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      I do not, but the list should be out sometime this month.